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of people who are, frankly, either evil or crazy. >> glor: the nra says existing gun laws are not being enforced. orgaret brennan has more on what the group would change, and the reaction. >> reporter: the nra is arguing for the creation of a national database of the mentally ill to prevent them from buying weapons. the nra is also lobbying to put armed guards or police in e hools. >> itsive vice president wayne lapierre. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy. i'll tell you what the american people-- i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. gun control laws. in a cbs news poll conducted after the fatal newtown shooting, 57% of americans said that gun control laws should be more strict. that's the highest level of support in a decade. and may provide renewed support for politicians willing to challenge the powerful nra lobby. >> new york senator chuck schumer criticized the nra vice president's argument that any attempt at gun restrictions is bound to fail. >> well, i think he's so extre
. >> reporter: but the american public is showing you a new willingness to tighten this gun control law. in the news poll conducted after the fatal newtown shooting, 57% of the americans say that the gun control laws should be more strict. the highest level of the support in a decade. and they may provide the renewed support for the politicians that are willing to challenge the powerful nra lobby. new york senator criticized the nra vice president argument that any attempt that the gun restrictions is showing you is bound to fail. >> i think he's so extreme and tone death that he actually helps the cause of us passing the sensible gun registration in the congress. >> a number of the democratic congressmen have pledged to consider the assault weapons banned. on sales of the semiautomatic rifles. many firearm enthusiasts fear that the new laws are here and voting with their pocketbooks. at a denver gun show this weekend, ammunition for the semiautomatic rifle, the style of weapon used in the newtown attack. sold out within an hour. >> we're worried that we won't be able to keep our guns f
and distracted driving. >> reporter: so law enforcement will be cracking down on drunk drivers. starting tonight through new year's day. police agencies including redwood city will have dui checkpoints. they will estimate they will se 1500 cars. they made hundreds of arrests over christmas. senate bill 55 targets repeat offenders. it would require ignition interlock devices for drivers with more than one dui conviction. >> we have tried increasing fines. we have tried to revoke licenses to deter those chronic offenders. but we need to do more to save lives. >> reporter: a person would blow into a device before starting his car. if there's alcohol on his breath, it won't start. >> can they go around it, yes. but we're hoping that people would actually be a little more cautious for other people that they may actually kill on the road. >> reporter: these are required in other states including new mexico where recidivism went down by 75%. advice to the public, plan ahead. >> you know there's going to be drinking at the party so either have a designated driver, plan to stay at a friend's house. >> re
valley. >> glor: and that is not all. apart from the fiscal cliff febate, some other laws are due to expire january 1, and that could cost americans plenty. ar starters, the payroll tax break will end. illial security taxes will go from 4.2% back to 6.2%. if the farm bill is allowed to expire, it is feared milk prices could rise sharply. hundreds of american families famiheartbroken tonight after russian president vladimir putin banned all adoption of russian children by americans. it is believed to be retaliation for a new u.s. law that targets human rights abuses in russia. in the past two decades, more , mo 60,000 russian children have been given new homes inside the u.s. it elaine quijano met one family whose adoption is now on hold. >> look at this. look. >> reporter: two years ago kim and robert summers decided to adopt from russia. it took nearly 18 months, but last july, the couple was matched with a 15-month-old boy. enen you saw his picture for the first time, what did you think? k i knew that this was the child i was meant to parent. and i took one look at this little g
laws and there was a demonstration outside a gun shop. >> to allow these guns for no other purpose than to murder and slaughter innocent people and children is insane. >> reporter: fear of gun control laws has made the sale of guns this christmas. >> two weeks ago you could have bought one gun for, you know, $1,400. now it's $2,500, $2,700. >> debate over gun control is just as heated here on capitol hill. the nra, one of the most effective lobbying organizations in washington says, it will fight any new restrictions. >> what every mom and dad will make them feel better, when they drop their kid off at school in january is if we have a police officer in that school. >> the reaction to that plan is mixed among the parents we spoke with. >> i think any effort to protect our children is worth it. >> no, no, we do not want people with guns in our school. >> senator dianne feinstein plans to present a bill banning assault weapon this january when the new congress convenes. the nra points out there was a ban in place from 1994 until 2004. >> it hasn't worked. dianne feinstein had her ban and
. >> reporter: instead of upholding the law, gina eunice, seen here in an orange jumpsuit, found herself on the wrong side of the law. >> she was studying criminal justice, hoping to become a police officer. >> reporter: her attorney says eunice was about to graduate from college. the district attorney charged the 23-year-old woman with driving under the influence, hit-and-run and vehicular manslaugher. those are just some of the six charges she's facing after police say she drove her car into a group of people last week at the twin peaks vista point in san francisco. the accident killed a 56-year- old woman visiting from china and injured two others. police say the impact knocked the three pedestrians about 30 feet down a hillside. while the victim's family did not appear in court, the suspect's relatives came to the hearing. they declined to talk on camera. but the suspect's attorney did speak, saying gina eunice is praying for the victims, the yao family. >> the entire eunice family is destroyed by what happened, and i think it's fair to say that their main concern is for the yao fami
is that we have a patchwork of privacy laws. there are some very strong laws related to what you can do and what you can. we don't have a strong laws related to consumers and these types of devices. you are right. people are signing away a lot of privacy, including their image and who they are and what they are doing in their home. this is a very different type of invasion than we saw before. >> these are the kind of flavors you just signed to do things like instagram. >> nobody reads them. or you rare read read them through. and then you have the instagram situation. saying they might sell your photographs as an appetizer? >> i think that people think about the images and they have a very different type of reaction. think about those new airport systems in which you get an image going through the safety. all the uproar that happen for that. there is no national security issue about who is playing xbox or who is watching tv in my living room. >> if you are agreeing to these things, you are signing away your privacy, right? >> absolutely. >> when she done not, is there a way to get it ba
. will you oppose as the national rifle association any attempt to time the gun laws, to do what even the international association of police chiefs says is a good idea, to ban these military-style assault weapons? will you oppose that? will you continue to oppose that? >> we will continue to oppose a ban on semiautomatic weapons that are used for perfectly legitimate purposes. these aren't military weapons. if we equipped our army with the ar-15 we'd be beaten by every third world-- you know, every third world dictatorship in the country. military weapons fully automatic weapons and that's illegal. you don't get those. that's not what we're talking about. the impression often is, bob, that is what we're talking about, but it isn't. we're talking about sporting arms-- you know the ar-15 is the highest selling-- >> schieffer: how many rounds can these weapons discharge, say, in five seconds? >> well, they fire when you put trigger. >> schieffer: sure and they keep firing. >> just as your shotgun-- not your shotgun bout most shotguns do. >> they don't keep firing. that's a fully automat
gimmick. >> well, part of the problem is that we have a patchwork of privacy laws. we have very strong laws related to telephone, what you can do and can't. we don't have strong laws related to consumers, to the internet, to these types of devices. yes, you are right. people are signing away a lot of privacy, including their image, who they are, what they are doing in their home. it is a different type of invasion than we have seen before. >> these are the kind of waivers you sign in a click to do things like instagram. we were just talking about that. >> i had says do you agree? nobody reads it or you rarely read it, right? then you have the instagram situation where instagram was trying to say they may sell your photographs to an advertiser? >> i think that when people think about their image, they have a very different type of reaction. think about those new airport systems in which you get an image going through the safety and all of the uproar that happens for that. that was for national security. there is no national security issue about who is playing xbox or watching t
important than ever to be aware of the dangers associated with distracted driving. >> reporter: so law enforcement will be cracking down on drunk drivers. starting tonight through new year's day. police agencies including redwood city will have dui checkpoints. they estimate they will view about 15,000 cars. chp officers will have have maximum holiday enforcement. just over christmas alone they made 1,170 dui arrests. meanwhile today senator jerry hill introduced senate bill 55 targeting repeat offenders. it would require ignition interlock devices for drivers with more than one dui conviction. >> we have tried increasing fines. we have tried to revoke licenses to deter those chronic offenders. but we need to do more to save lives. >> reporter: a person would blow into a device before starting his car. if there's alcohol on his breath, it won't start. >> can they go around it? yes. but we're hoping that people would actually be more cautious if not for themselves then for other people they may kill on the road. >> reporter: these are required in many other states including new mexico,
cavalier in your interpretation. what the law says is that you are allowed to hire contractors. we gave them money which they used to hire a contractor. that contractor happened to be a family member. but we believe that he met the letter of the law in terms of his qualifications. >> reporter: would you hire these people for the oakland public schools? >> we would not hire them for the public schools but we are under different jurisdiction and different regulations. >> the school district insists it has followed all the federal guidelines. but after our reports, the district did cut off all federal funds to st. andrew. and the fbi stepped in to question possible misuse of federal money. we will continue to follow this story. >>> more money has been uncovered in the state's parks department during a time of tight budget constraints. a new audit reveals nearly $4 million additional dollars in donations just sitting in a fund of the the audit confirmed $50 million was hidden in two accounts earlier this year. that scandal was uncovered in july when the governor threatened to close some par
practice int >>> a federal appeals court has blocked california's law banning so-called conversion therapy. it is the controversial practice intended to turn gay minors straight. that means the law, the first of its kind in the nation also not take effect on january 1. the ruling was made on free speech grounds. >>> the holidays can be difficult especially with a lost loved one. that's why these bay area mothers are being pampered. 26 of them were treated to a spa day in the city, thanks to marinello beauty school and united plaez. all of them have lost a child to street violence. >> it's been 17 years for me. and the pain is still the same. it gets better when i'm around people and when things like this happen for mothers like me. >> this is the second year they have done the event and it's certainly appreciated by all the parents who as you can see are smiling and laughing. >> very generous. >>> you know, some heart patients waiting for a transplant, they are getting to spend the holidays at home thanks to an experimental device. dr. kim mulvihill has more. >> reporter: the back pad chad
randi says the problem is about human decency. probably talking to her brother. >>> new law goes into effect january 1 making it illegal for employers to demand passwords to employees' social media accounts. governor jerry brown says the new law protects from unwarranted invasions. a similar goes into in effect in illinois. >>> we have been talking about rain a lot. i guess it's coming but today is beautiful. >> have you been outside? >> i took a little walk outside. >> gorgeous. >> a little chilly, crispy. the rain is coming sooner than you might think but in the meantime, weather headlines today a nice dry break. we're in between storm systems right now getting plenty of sunshine, mostly sunny skies. partly cloudy, cool night overnight, as well. and then a chance of rain returning as soon as tomorrow afternoon. check this out. this is a view of alameda. you can see san francisco there in the distance, the bay bridge. temperatures are cool. low to mid-50s by later on this afternoon. low 50s right now. it's because this high is in place for now but watch this. this is that low th
they didn't commit a federal crime or were sentenced far longer than the law allows. >>> the health care sector is vulnerable to hackers. hospital commutersputers and medical divisions have holes that could cause hackers to get patient's information. >>> obesity may be declining for the first time. the age of obese obese children age 2-4 fell. >>> and netflix is blaming amazon for an outage. netflix says it was traced back to a amazon web services. >> the cloud does not always protect you. >>> storm clouds still over the bay area. the heaviest rain showers have left us but we still have scattered showers and they are going to continue throughout the afternoon. so you're going to need and umbrella. here's a live look at our hi- def doppler. want to zoom in towards the south bay. that's where we're actually seeing a good sized cell now moving over parts of san jose, 880, 101, and 280. here's a look at your forecast over the next several days. we have a dry break by tomorrow and rain returns friday into saturday. >>> this national weather report sponsored by macy'
: jim, that new law has made a big difference, and the key provision is the requirement that drug manufacturers let the f.d.a. know when there's an impending shortage. since that new law has passed, there has been a doubling of the notifications. the f.d.a. can increase imports from abroad and tell other manufacturers in the united states to step up production. so it's made a big difference. now, another provision in that law is that the f.d.a. set up a task force looking at other possible solutions to the drug shortage crisis, and they're required to submit that report to congress by this coming july. >> axelrod: dr. jon lapook, thank you. china now has the longest high- speed train line in the world. it runs 1,400 miles from beijing to the city of guangjo, about the distance from new york to miami. the chinese train can make the trip in eight hours. it would take amtrak 30 hours. in los angeles, people lined up to turn in their guns. find out why when we come back. ♪ aww man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off
into a frenzy over what another four years under the obama administration may hold for gun laws. chuck is an instructor at nova firearms in falls church, virginia, where they nearly sold out of ar-15's and high capacity magazines after newtown. >> so ironically this shooting is inspiring more people to buy this gun, the ar-15 and the high round magazines? >> if i could, i would give senator feinstein and the president salesmen of the year awards. >> reporter: senator feinstein plans to introduce her bill to ban the sale or manufacture of assault weapons on the first day of the new congress in january. that's expected to trigger mother flurry of gun buying. chip reid, cbs news, washington. >>> it's a heavy-hearted christmas in newtown, connecticut. 26 candles were lit on monday night, one for each shooting victim. they burned all christmas day. volunteers alternated in three-hour shifts to make sure the mramz never went out. the candles burned on a sidewalk memorial filled with teddy bears, flowers, and posters. >>> coming up on "the morning news" prayers for peace. pope benedict calls
. america's largest gun rights group says we don't need new laws. chip reid is in washington with that story. chip, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jeff. the national rifle association was silent in the days following the tragedy in newtown. now it's speaking out and reigniteing an explosive debate over gun control. the nra says it will not budge from its longtime opposition to gun control, insisting the only thing that will stop school shootings is armed guards. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. it's the one thing that would keep people safe and the nra is going to try to do that. >> reporter: nra president david kean added that banning particular guns simply doesn't work. >> we had a so-called assault weapons ban for ten years. it was allowed to expire. the fbi, the justice department and others who studied it said it made no difference. so if we're looking at things that are effective, let's talk abo
if the two knew each other. >>> it is 6:19 now. today russian president vladimir putin signed a law banning americans from adopting russian children. >> it will affect hundreds of families who want to adopt orphans from russia. that includes the fong family here in the bay area. they already have an adopted daughter from siberia and they were hoping for another addition to their family from russia in the coming year. >> we're fong family. we are want to provide a home to at least one boy from russia and, you know, we have a home, we have a loving family, we're hoping that all this can move forward and this will be the last christmas he's alone. >> the law signed today was russia's response to president obama's anticorruption law. it denies russian officials from getting u.s. visas if they were associated with human rights violations. >>> it's 6:20. coming up, what a turnaround story for san jose state's spartan football. >> quite a game yesterday. preparing for the big rose parade next week. how volunteers are getting those floats ready to shine on new year's day coming up. >> this is a gr
. >> reporter: for jeffrey chase it's not just an inconvenience. he was shopping to see his mother-in-law in -- hoping to see his mother-in-law in germany before her open heart surgery. >> giving up is even worse than that. >> reporter: most did give up. but for a handsful of people who had a life or death situation they were able to get a new passport. >> you can see it there it is. >> reporter: there are three passport agencies in california and are understanding is that only in san francisco did few people get their passports today. and the reason for that is that the duty officer chose to come in on christmas eve he drove in from napa to san francisco. and he says he did it to help a few people out. in the newsroom, grace lee, cbs 5. >>> and there are three passport agencies in california and only here in san francisco there was good news for travelers yesterday. grace tells us that that's because the duty officer came in on his day off to process all the requests. >>> well, air travel hits a snag in arizona late last night when a plane actually caught fire. the tail of this u.s. airw
citing public safety for that high amount. instead of up holing the law, gina eunice seen here in an orange jumpsuit found herself on the wrong side of the law. >> studying criminal justice hoping to become a police officer. >> reporter: her attorney says eunice was about to graduate from college. the san francisco district attorney charged the 23-year- old woman with driving under the influence, vehicular manslaughter. those are just some of the six charges she is facing after police say she drive her car into a group of people last week. the accident killed a 56-year- old woman visiting from china and injured two others. police say the injury knocked the three pedestrians about 30 feet down a hillside. while the victims' family did not appear in court, the suspects' relatives came to the hearing. they declined to talk on camera. but the suspect's attorney did speak saying gina eunice is praying for the victims, the yao family. >> gina and the eunice family are destroyed by what happened. and i think it's fair to say that their main concern is for the yao family. >> reporter:
into a frenzy over what another four years under the obama administration may hold for gun laws." an instructor at nova firearms re falls church, virginia, where hey nearly sold out of a.r.-15s and high-capacity magazines after newtown. so, ironically, this shooting is a.spiring more people to buy this gun, the a.r.-15, and these mgh-round magazines. >> if i could, i would give ynator feinstein and the president "salesman of the year" awards. s treporter: senator feinstein plans to introduce her bill to ban the sale or manufacture of assault weapons on the first day of the new congress in january. jim, that's expected to trigger unother flurry of gun buying. >> chip reid in washington, thank you. police in newtown got a break today. officers from nearby communities worked the shifts there so that the newtown p.d. could have ingsstmas off. it's been 11 days since the shootings. tiny christmas stockings with the names of the victims are hanging near sandy hook t allntary. a candlelight vigil is scheduled to last all day today. h6 candles-- one for each victim shot at the school. volunteers are ta
deal contemplated only days ago. >> in ten days we face a deadline. in ten days, under current law, tax rates are scheduled to rise on most americans. >> even though democrats and republicans are arguing about whether those rates should go up for the wealthiest individuals, all of us-- every single one of us-- agrees that tax rates shouldn't go up for the other 98% of americans. >> reporter: the president met with harry reid at the white house and spoke with house speaker john boehner. mr. obama said lawmakers need a break from fiscal cliff frustration-- much of it self- induced. >> we move forward together or we don't move forward at all so as we leave town for a few days to be with our families for the holidays, i hope it gives everybody some perspective. >> reporter: the president will follow his own advice. lawmakers and return to washington if there is a deal. >> pelley: major, thank you. as you know, this debate is all about bringing the federal budget under control. if the white house and congress can't figure it out, big across- the-board budget cuts and those tax increases we m
dennis herrera said check and go skirted california law by preying on the most economically vulnerable and charging interest rates as high as 400%. >> they partnered with an out- of-state bank to essentially say that we are no longer subject to the limits of 36% apr that's set in california law so as part of the settlement that we have negotiated with them they have agreed to abide by california's limits. they have discontinued that relationship with the out of state bank. and they also have established this settlement fund. >> reporter: now, to qualify for a refund you must have taken out a four-month installment loan through one of three affiliated websites between november 2006 and june 2008. you now have 90 days to file a claim. >>> and as we round out the year we have a few recalls to remind you of. first up, the nap nanny. recently sued by the government following the death of five infants, the cpsc says its makers are unable or unwilling to issue a recall. so major retailers have now voluntarily recalled the product including amazon and baby bibs are us. home depot is recalling
decency. hm. >>> a new law goes into effect january 1 making it illegal for employers to demand passwords to employees' social media accounts. governor brown says the new law protects from unwarranted invasion. a similar law goes into effect in illinois. >>> fewer americans are getting screened for cancer. researchers found the number who underwent preventative screenings in the last decade went down. the study found people were not getting screened as much for breast, cervical and prostate cancer as often as the government says you should. this may be linked to rising health insurance costs and different opinions about government guidelines. >>> researchers say an mri is often an effective way to screen for alzheimer's disease. a new study from the university of pennsylvania found the test was accurate 75% of the time in testing a patient's spinal fluid with a lumbar puncture is more accurate. the mri is noninvasive and is less expensive. a lumbar test is advisable for borderline cases. >>> apparently kindness may be the key to prevent bullying. a new study of 9 to 11-year- olds found ch
was hoping to see his mother- in-law in germany before her open heart surgery. >> the worse could happen if nobody comes, but giving up is even worse to come. >> reporter: most gave up, changing their travel plans. but for a handful of people that had a life or death situation, they were able to get a new passport. >> and you can see it, there it is. >> and there are three passport agencies in california and the understanding is that only in san francisco did a few people get their passports today. the reason for that, well, it is that the duty officer, they chose to come on in on christmas eve. as he drove in from napa to san francisco. and he says that he did it to help a few people out. in the newsroom, grace lee, cbs 5. >>> well tonight, some people, they are finding that the campaign to pro-- that it can pay to procrastinate. they are reaching the bounty of bargains. they said that they have a million reasons why they waited. >> reporter: twas the night before christmas and all through the store, a slew of last-minute shoppers with the excuses galore. >> and i have been working a lo
wanted to. so i figured i would go to law school to change to be where i want to be. >> reporter: even with a higher degree it is still tough. he is still in college and worried about his future because his friends have been forced to take jobs they don't even want. >> they settle with retail businesses. even all my friends work at mcdonald's and places like that because of the higher jobs that are hard to get these days. >> reporter: with the low- paying jobs, it will be that much harder. with tuitions rising across the nation, those bills are stacking up. >> one of my friends bar tend and work at the restaurant just to pay off the loan that she got. >> reporter: she has a 4-year- old as she is worried about what kind of a world her daughter will face. >> it is really disstressing. i got out of the school in the early 90s. it's a tough market. >> reporter: with all these college graduates, what about the people who don't have degrees? well apparently they took these jobs and now they are finding it nearly impossible to get into the job market. it's not easy if you don't have experienc
it better. >> reporter: for jeffrey chase, he was hoping to see his mother- in-law in germany before her open heart surgery. >> the worst that happens is nobody comes. >> most did give up and had to change their travel plans. but for a handful of people who had a life or death situation, they were able to get a new passport. >> you can see it. there it is. >> reporter: that brand new passport. the duty officer we ran into didn't want to talk to us on camera, but the story has a mice christmas ending. the duty officer told us he drove in from naapa on christmas eve and said he would hope others would do the same for him if he were in a similar situation. in the newsroom, grace lee, cbs 5. >> thanks, grace. >>> the marks closed early but wall street had enough time to lose ground. the dow lost nearly 52 points. nasdaq fell 8. the s&pa hundred dropped almost 3-pointa. >>> the stores are busy with shoppers, but are they actually buying? according to the latest figures from shopper track, sells fell. shopper track now expects holiday spending to be up 2.5%. that's down from prior expectations
it was kind of embarrassing. >> i couldn't get a job in the field i wanted to. i figured i have to go to law school to get where i wanted to be. >> reporter: even with a higher degree it is still tough. bill song is still. >> college and he's worried about his future because his friends have been forced to take jobs they don't even want. >> all my friends have a hard time. all of my friends with high degrees working at mcdonalds or some places like that, the higher jobs are harder to get nowadays. >> reporter: with a low paying job it's harder for the college grads to pay back student loans. those bills are stacking up. >> one my friends bar tends and works at a restaurant just trying to pay off the lobes she got. >> reporter: maria has a 4-year- old and she's worried about what kind of world her daughter will face. >> it's really distressing. i got out of school in the early 90s. it was a tough market then, but not the way it is now. >> reporter: with all these college graduates in restaurants and retail shops, what about the people who don't have degrees? apparently they historically took
's tax rates are scheduled to go up by law. >> reporter: senators harry reid and mitch mcconnell returned to the senate floor, pledging to work through the weekend. >> we are engaged in discussions, the majority leader and myself and the white house, in hopes that we can come forward as early as sunday and have a recommendation. >> we're gonna do the best we can for the caucuses we have and the country that's waiting for us to make a decision. >> reporter: democratic and republican leaders have agreed to extend jobless benefits and some tax increases. but the income threshold is not yet clear. the president and senate leaders are expressing optimism that they'll get the job done. but the president has a backup plan just in case. >> if an agreement isn't reached in time, between senator reid and senator mcconnell, then i will urge senator reid to bring to the floor a basic package for an up- or-down vote. >> reporter: that bare bones bill would preserve tax cuts for the middle class and extend unemployment benefits. it would also lay a foundation for a broader deal to come. danielle nottin
an inconvenience. he was hoping to see his mother- in-law in germany before her open heart surgery. most gave up. but for a handful of people who had a life-or-death situation, they were able to get a new passport. >> you can see it. there it is. >> reporter: there are three passport agencies in california and our understanding is that only in san francisco did the few people get their pass ports today. the reason for that is that the duties of chose to come in on christmas eve. he drove in from napa to san francisco and he says he did it to help a few people out. in the newsroom, grace lee, cbs 5. >>> tonight some people are feeling the pain of procrastination. last-minute shoppers are searching for bargains but finding the shelves bare. christin ayers on the million reasons why they waited. >> reporter: twas the night before christmas and all through the door, a slew of last-minute shoppers with excuses galore. >> this year just kind of snuck up on me. >> reporter: the customers were fighting over toys in the aisle. shelves bare and picked over to the chagrin of this child. >> there's nothing
app. torturing >>> a pair of uc berkeley law students facing charges in las vegas. they're accused of killing and torturing an exotic bird at the flamingo resort. justin and eric kuar, both 24, face felony and misdemeanor charges after they allegedly decapitated the bird in october. >>> an l.a. area pet is reunited with its owner after being dog napped. they got out of their owner's home through an open gate. a neighbor was able to grab the shepherd, but the pomeranian was too quick. >> before we could get to him, the guy grabbed him and put him in his car and took off. >> stacy says ten minutes later, she got a call from a blocked number. it was a man demanding money for the pooch. but he didn't specify an amount. the next day, the pomeranian was turned up at a nearby petco. employees say the man who left him wrote down a phone number which turned out to be her number. police are trying to track down the dognapper. >>> in the market for a new home? you might be in luck. a multimillion dollar mansion is up for auction. it does include this little deck. it's more than 5,000 square
minute. >> we're now at the point where in just a couple of days, the law says that every american's tax rates are going up. every american's paycheck will get a lot smaller. that would be the wrong thing to do for our economy. >> divided government is a good time to solve hard problems. in the next few days, leaders in washington have an important responsibility to work together to do just that. >> congressional leaders could present legislation to senators as early as tomorrow with a vote possible on sunday or monday. >>> coming up on 9 news -- ♪ [music] ♪ a local music legend dies. we'll have a look back at the career of mike aldredge. >>> welcome back, everybody. local blue grass music legend mike aldredch has died of cancer. he would have been 74 tomorrow. ♪ [music] ♪ he was a founding member of the group "the seldom seen." he also toured with performers like lyle lovett and amy lou harris. he played the get car known as a dobro. >> it was a way of amplifying mechanically of the guitar before the invention of the electric guitar. there's an aircraft aluminum resonator insi
appeals court issued an emergency order late this afternoon putting the law banning the therapy on hold. the law was the first of its kind set to take effect january 1. licensed counselors and two families who say their teenaged sons have benefited from it sought the injunction citing free speech rights. >>> it's official. president obama has nominated senator john kerry to be the new secretary of state. kerry is a former presidential candidate and an expert at foreign policy. his nomination comes after u.n. ambassador susan rice pulled out of the running for the job. and that's because of republican attacks on her role in the aftermath of the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >>> political insiders say senator kerry's appointment is seen as a certainty. >>> imagine walking down the aisled in the 1960s and nearly a half century later finding out you were never really married. the matt think money mistake they found out. >> the three words that formed the top tweet of 2012. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, nearly 50-years... but only now, is their ma >>> a couple who met in the bay
that law enforcement here in pearl river county says were completely wiped out by this tornado on christmas day. at this particular home here in the mcneil area, this is what's left of the slab, this is what's left of the wall, and this is what's left of this family's life. and the damage trail extends half a mile on this property off highway 11, the front and back of this custom antebellum home gone but the homeowner says lives are more important. tell me how you feel when you look at your house. >> kind of bad but everybody's safe. and hey, the lord is on our side. we good to go. >> reporter: y'all were all home? >> yes. my wife and my daughter-in-law and two of the grandkids were there and my son and i were 100 yards on the other side over here. >> reporter: did you see it? >> yeah. we seen it happening kind of so... >> reporter: what do you do when you see a tornado coming towards your house? >> nothing. you just hope. hid our heads and hope for the best. but nope, everybody's good. >> reporter: for those who were inside the house, what did they experience? >> they said it was a lot
in state with a 30-day hold. >> he goes without a 30-day hold, and you're asking me to break the law, he says yes. >> i'm done doing that man's dirty work. >> reporter: following our investigation, the fbi along with various state and local authorities launched their own investigation. parsons has filed bankruptcy listing companies operating under 17 different names. court documents show he could owe as much as $500 million. although it is unlikely that those victims will be repaid. >> thank you. >>> coming up in our next half hour, the potential roadblock for some families hoping to adopt. orphans in one country will be off limits for adoption in the u.s. how critics say those children are victimized to make a political point. >> it is the busiest week of the season in the sierra but after two deadly avalanches this week, what's being done to keep steers safe. >> a tour of a piece of bay area property you could own if you have at least $25 million. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald >>> now at 6:30, adoptions of some children abroad could come to a ha
's anticorruption law that denies russian officials from getting u.s. visas if they were associated with human rights violations. >> it's very tragic that these children are potentially going to fall victim to really the senseless politics. >> reporter: lauren koch with the national council for adoption says, with 700,000 russian orphans, the kids are the ones caught in the political web. >> most of them have been matched with children. they consider these children part of their families already. they have introduced, you know, them via pictures and other methods to their siblings here in the united states. and it's really heartbreaking. >> bring it over here so we can see it. >> reporter: a heartbreak that could become a reality for the fong family who can do nothing but wait, watch and hope. >> we're the fong family. we want to provide a home to just at least one boy from russia and, you know, we have a home, we have a lovely family, we're hoping that all this can move forward and this will be the last christmas he's alone. >> reporter: in reference to this ban, the u.s. state department s
times that just three years ago. the contra costa times requires law enforcement and community efforts. they say it's made a difference. richmond has 190 police officers today. that's up from 150 in 2006. >>> and nurses set to begin a 24-hour strike this morning at hospitals. it is the latest in a series of short-term strikes by the california nurse's association. the strike will affect seven bay area center hospitals down in santa jose. all of the facilities plan to operate with replacement workers. leaders in management are at odds over benefits and staffing. the strike set to begin on this christmas eve in about an hour. >>> and even if it is a holiday tradition, the preyer air equality management district is asking people not to light wood burning fires or stoves. officials want to prevent a buildup of unhealthy air >> hope not. >> what about that bbd where you can just throw it in your tv? >> i like it. it's very clean. >> makes a little crack ling noise, too. >>> santa has been seen over the south pacific and delivered almost a billion -- >> look at that. the numbers keep going u
registering the guns and are following all the rules, they are law-abiding citizens and they should be protected. >> the new york journal news is standing behind the project. the paper also pointed out it published a similar list in 2006. >>> the gun buy-back program right here in the bay area is proving to be a big hit. and in l.a., city officials moved up the date of their annual buy back program following the newtown school shooting. handguns and rifles are good for $100 grocery gift cards. automatic weapons get $200. but even those turning guns in didn't think it would make a big change. >> they think might is right so that's just how it's always been. so something i don't think you can unlearn in a short time. >> l.a. police say they have taken back more than 8,000 weapons over the last three years. critics say most of those weapons, however, turned in at these events are either old or broken and wouldn't be used in a crime anyway. >>> meanwhile the connecticut town that was the site of that recent mass shooting is asking people to stop sending gifts for the time being. officia
at conception. but that's not the law. okay? >> and if other people don't believe that, you're tolerant of their views? right? >> and the point is nobody's leaving the country. we have a wide spectrum in america, and we have to work for the common good. and that means sometimes what i mean being co-belligerent. for instance i don't agree with everything that the national organization of women supports. but when they are opposing abortion -- not abortion but pornography that objectifies a body i'm going to go belligerent with them. so i don't happen to agree with everything that my gay friends believe, but when they end to end aids i'm a co-belligerent. we've given millions to fight aids around the world. and we work with both gays straights, i can work with an atheist, a mormon i can work with a muslim a baptist, buddhist, joy, that's one of the issues that we have to work on. the work on what can -- >> the important thing is going to be what you said earlier in terms of same-sex marriage. you have to be tolerant of other people's views. so if they differ with you with
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